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UK takes aim at social networks that fail to quash 'hateful' content

UK takes aim at social networks that fail to quash 'hateful' content

Britain will make social media bosses personally liable for harmful content and shut down offending platforms under a ‘world-leading’ government plan published Monday in response to the spread of online abuses and crimes.

No plans to delay livestreams despite NZ massacre: Facebook's Zuckerberg

No plans to delay livestreams despite NZ massacre: Facebook's Zuckerberg

Facebook is working to prevent livestreams of terror attacks such as the one in New Zealand but it does not plan to introduce a delay on live feeds, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

Telegram, Reddit among websites blocked in India: internet groups

Telegram, Reddit among websites blocked in India: internet groups

Websites like Reddit and Telegram are being blocked in India by internet service providers, throwing into question the enforcement of net neutrality rules, advocacy groups said on Wednesday.

Hand of God? Bangladeshi's Messi drawing comes alive

Hand of God? Bangladeshi's Messi drawing comes alive

A young Bangladeshi architect has earned fame after his digital drawing of footballer Lionel Messi was matched in real life six years later.

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giant's employees.

Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years.

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook has banned political advertisements from outside Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential poll, just weeks after being heavily criticised by the European Union for not doing enough to counter election meddling.

Teleport promotes Qatar's economic position

Teleport promotes Qatar's economic position

Qatar Satellite Company Es'hailSat’s satellite control station, the teleport, which was launched on Thursday, promotes Qatar’s economic position and provides independency in communication, Internet, sounds ...

New satellite control station provides communications independency, Es'HailSat says

New satellite control station provides communications independency, Es'HailSat says

Qatar Satellite Company Es'hailSat said the satellite control station, the teleport, which launched today is one of the State's achievements which promotes its economic position and provides independency in communication ...

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.

Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US: embassy

Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US: embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday.

As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents scramble to keep up

As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents scramble to keep up

Millions of teenagers seeking their 15 seconds of fame are flocking to TikTok, but many of their parents are only now learning about the express-yourself video app -- often to their dismay.